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Performance of Major Economies and India’s neighbours in the UNDP Human Development Index 2019

Norway topped the ranking Index with an HDI value of 0.954 followed by Switzerland at 2nd, Ireland, Germany, Hong Kong, Australia, Iceland, Sweden making the top eight places in the index ranking respectively. Among Indian neighbours, Srilanka at 71st place, China ranked 85th with an HDI value of 0.758, Bhutan 134th, Bangladesh 135th, Myanmar at ..

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ETVAX: Potential Diarrhea vaccine developed in Sweden

The researchers of University of Gothenburg in Sweden have developed a potential Diarrhea vaccine candidate, named as ‘ETVAX’. This vaccine has been proved safe and effective in an early-stage clinical trial in Bangladesh. The findings were published in Science journal, The Lancet. Key Findings Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) bacteria are primary cause of diarrhea. At ..

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Right Livelihood Award 2019

The winners of Right Livelihood Award 2019 were announced in Stockholm, Sweden. The year 2019 was celebrated as the 40th anniversary of Right Livelihood Award, widely known as ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’. 2019 Right Livelihood Award Laureates The Sweden-based Right Livelihood Foundation announced 4 winners in 2019 edition of awards, namely- Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg– ..

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Teen Climate activist Greta Thunberg wins Amnesty prize

The 16-year old climate activist, Greta Thunberg of Sweden won Amnesty International’s ‘Ambassador of Conscience’ Award 2019 for mobilising world public opinion global warming. About Greta Thunberg She is a Swedish teenage climate activist and a fierce campaigner who began protesting outside Swedish parliament in August 2018. She skipped school every Friday demanding Swedish government ..

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Global Childhood Report

The Global Childhood Report by UK-based non-profit organisation, Save the Children quotes the following data about India: There was an overall improvement in India s childhood index score. India moved up by 137 points i.e. from 632 points in 2000 to 769 points in 2019. The share of child brides in India was 30% in ..

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